Supermom breast feeds during marathon

Supermom breast feeds during marathon

momsuper

I’ve been watching Supergirl on Netflix. It’s kind of like that old thing they said about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: “Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did … backwards and in high heels.

Guys and gals in blue tights with super powers are one thing. The writer will always find a way to save the day even if the evil comic book overlords have it in for the hero. What gets me is the real people who do amazing things especially those who do them … backward and in high heels.

Anna Young doesn’t actually run marathons in high heels. She did however figure out a way to both run and take care of her newborn daughter. This woman ran eight miles in a half-marathon, took a break to pump breast milk then finished the race. I think she’s from Krypton.

“I nursed my daughter before I left my house, pumped after running the first 8 miles and nursed her after I made it past the finish line.”

#normalizebreastfeeding is one thing Anna. Doing it while running a marathon is just HOLY SHIT! I hope you inspired hundreds of women who might be shy about something so natural under more normal conditions.

Just remember Anna: You don’t know fear until you’ve put a nipple into the mouth of an infant who’s just got teeth!  You may yet need those superpowers!

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My kind of superhero! (Is it so wrong to breastfeed in a superhero costume?)

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35 Comments

  1. Acadia Einstein

    What’s so great about that? I sleep, then get up to pee, then go back to sleep. Essentially the same thing.

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  2. Life Love and Dirty Dishes

    I was more of an assume the correct position and watch netflix kind of feeder! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

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    • Julie Maloney

      I was the “Hook up to the pump and do online surveys for money” feeder.

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  3. The Speed Bump

    That is amazeballs! Definitely superhuman! I could barely breathe after eight miles of a half marathon let alone stop, pump and start again! #KCACOLS

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    • Cider

      I have yet to run more than 5 miles ever in my life so….. yes.

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  4. Tracey Bowden

    Absolutely amazing! I doubt I could even manage to run the 8 miles never pump to feed a baby during and feed after, just wow!
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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    • Cider

      I can’t even manage to babysit someone else’s kid for more than like 4 hours or run more than 3 miles so this woman is at least 7000% better than me. That’s a very scientific calculation I just did there.

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  5. Anne - Mumming-Up

    That is a great picture, she is amazing. Stopping half way to give my baby a bottle probably wouldnt have the same effect!??Xx #kcacols

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  6. alifeinpracticeblog.com

    While I do wish I’d been able to breastfeed… my youngest just cut his bottom two teeth both in the last week, they are sharp as little razor blades lol, eeeeeek. xx #bigpinklink

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    • Sangfroid

      You’re a big hero even thinking about those teeth!

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  7. Naomi

    Now, after 10 months of feeding, I could probably do this. But just after giving birth? No, no, no…
    She looks cool in her costume though.
    #MarvMondays

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    • Cider

      I’m not really sure how anyone does anything right after giving birth. Other than sit down in sweatpants and cry I mean.

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  8. thesingleswan

    OMG this woman really is a super hero. I am not sure that this is ‘normalising breastfeeding’ though. Normal breastfeeding is in a coffee shop with a huge slice of chocolate cake! Let’s set some objectives we can all achieve. Pen x #KCACOLS

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    • Sangfroid

      I’m all for chocolate cake during a marathon too!

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    • Cider

      I get so super angry at all the anti-breastfeeding nonsense going on now. I mean, my mom breastfed me and my brothers in the 70s-80s in public all the time. What has happened? People need to get a grip.

      I am very much pro moms breastfeeding in a coffee shop with chocolate cake or any other place they want!

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  9. mackenzieglanville

    oh gosh I would fail at this, I can’t run very far and I sucked at breastfeeding too, I think all mums whether bottle feeding or breast feeding are pretty fab, but good on her! #mg

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    • Sangfroid

      As far as I can tell just being a Mom is a daily marathon. I’m not sure where she got the energy to run.

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  10. Jakijellz

    Good on her. She did what she had to do for her little one. Far too much judgement on breastfeeding these days. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I think she is fantastic. #twinklytuesday

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  11. mummymiller

    Amazing! I couldn’t even run 8 miles, let alone think to pump after doing it! #KCACOLS

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  12. agentspitback

    Wow, that’s an amazing story! To run 8 miles and then pump! Go Supermom! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

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  13. theirishbabyfairy

    Love it, we need to highlight all the amazing super mums out there but this lady is truly remarkable. Great way to highlight breastfeeding and where there’s a will there’s a way!

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  14. Rorybore

    I have breastfed while waiting for the bus, on a plane, at the restaurant, in the local park.. even in Church *gasp* where oddly enough was the one place no one reacted strangely to seeing a boob. Figure that out. I pumped once while driving way up Northern Canadian. Did you know that if your husband steps on the gas to pass, you can get a really big surge of breast milk?!! True story. Also, you should make sure he’s not passing a trucker before you get your boobs all out and milking. LOL

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  15. Kaye

    I wish my child would let me do that. I’d have to take him in a carrier and breastfeed him the whole way round haha. Very inspiring lady! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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  16. Kenny King

    Costume contest winner!

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  17. Penny

    I breast fed 3, but running a marathon to me was the super girl part.
    Like the person above, I spent the first week crying from lack of sleep and the only running I did was in the little sleep I had.

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    • Julie Maloney

      Yeah, I ran about half a block two years ago and got shin splints and have sworn off running since then. It was a touch half-block. The nursing though? I pumped out 32 ounces a day on top of what he was eating, I could have been a wet nurse.

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  18. Savannah (@HowHesRaised)

    You are NOT lying about those teeth! Oy, definitely one of the toughest experiences of our nursing journey so far! Anna DEFINITELY sounds like a supermom. No way I could even run 1/4 marathon, haha. Thanks for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

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  19. Mummy and Monkeys

    This is amazing and great to show you don’t have to be restricted by breastfeeding. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix
    Eilidh

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  20. Kat

    This is awesome and so inspiring! What a great role model for #normalisebreastfeeding! #kcacols

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  21. Silly Mummy

    That is impressive! & I have always loved that quote about Ginger Rogers.
    Thanks so much for joining us on #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you next time.

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  22. Rainbowsaretoobeautiful

    Ran a marathon once- most exhausting thing ever. Oh, except for having kids. This is awesome! #kcacols

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  23. Allyson Greene

    I remember reading about this and just being blown away! She is more than a super hero, she is one bad ass momma! I can’t imagine having her balls to do this without a second thought! #KCACOLS

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  24. A Moment with Franca

    wow this woman is amazing! I can’t even run to go to one side of my house imagine running a marathon and stop to pump and then carry won! Incredible! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is great to have you for the first time. Just one thing. Please do not forget to comment the post before yours. Apologies if you have done it and perhaps your comment has not been approved but I can’t see it there yet. Thanks in advance, 🙂 x

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  25. Rambles, Rants, Writings

    This lady is amazing! I was made to feel that breast feeding was wrong by my husbands family with my first child and actually hid it from them. Nobody should be made to feel like that but I was young and impressionable. I wish I had been as strong willed as her 11 years ago – I would be now and was with my third who is now 5.

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

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